Coffee earned India 20%
more in '06 at $405 mnAdd to Clippings
The year 2006 has been a good one for coffee
exports. In terms of permits issued in tonnes,
2006 saw a hike of almost 24% in quantum.
The Coffee Board issued shipment-permits
for 2,52,862 tonnes in 2006 (2,06,235 in
Exporters are allowed
more than a month's time to file figures
for confirmed shipments. As of now, over
91% of the total figure for 2006 shipment-permits
issued has been confirmed.
The realisations from
the 2006 confirmed shipments figure of 2,30,304
tonnes are $405.08 million, almost 20% up
from the confirmed shipment realisations
of $335.90 million for 2005.
Once the final figure
of confirmed shipments for 2006 comes in-over
98% of permits issued for 2005 was confirmed-the
realisations are expected to be well over
Out of the 2006 figure
of 2,52,862 tonnes for permits issued, Indian
coffee accounts for 2,19,269 tonnes, with
the balance of 33,593 tonnes being made
up of re-exported coffee, meaning imported
beans to which value has been added--usually
through conversion into instant coffee--before
being shipped abroad.
Out of the 2006 confirmed
shipments figure of 230,304 tonnes, Indian
coffee acounts for 202,205 tonnes, with
the balance of 28,099 tonnes being made
up of re-exported coffee.
Going by the '06 confirmed
shipments figure of 2,30,304 tonnes (which
includes both Indian and re-exported coffee),
India's leading exporter for calendar 2006
is General Commodities Pvt Ltd, followed
by Allana Sons, CCL Products (India) Ltd,
Olam Exports (India) Ltd, Nestle India Ltd,
Hindustan Lever Ltd, Amalgamated Bean Coffee
Trading Ltd, Tata Coffee Ltd, Ned Commodities
(India) Ltd, and ITC Ltd, in that order.
However, going by the
confirmed shipments figure of 2,19,269 tonnes
for Indian coffee alone, the leading exporter
is General Commodities, followed by Allana,
Olam Exports, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading,
Hindustan Lever, Ned Commodities, ITC, Tata
Coffeee, SLN Exports, and Ramesh Exports.
The biggest 2006 exporter
of re-exported coffee is CCL Products (India)
Ltd, follwed by Nestle India Ltd, Tata Coffee
Ltd, and Hindustan Lever Ltd, in that order.
In terms of confirmed
'06 shipments of 230,304 tonnes (inclusive
of both Indian and re-exported coffee),
Italy remains the biggest export market,
followed by Germany, the Russian Federation,
Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Ukraine, Japan,
France and Greece, in that order.
In '06, Germany has replaced
Russia as the second biggest market for
coffee shipments out of India. Belgium has
replaced Spain as the fourth biggest market.
Japan has replaced Greece as the eighth
biggest market. France has replaced Finland
as the ninth biggest market.